"Oh no, I'm not upset about anything!" says the woman who just complained two hours straight about her horrible life.
You meet them all the time. You may even be one of them. Think about it, someone in the supermarket, someone on your job, someone in your family, someone at church or even someone in the mirror (oops, did I say that, ouch!)
We can declare to the world how wonderful and great we are doing but if your inside isn't matching up with your outside it will come out.
Just to let you in on a little secret...most times people can get a snapshot of my heart (or your heart) by the first few words which come out of your mouth.
“A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.”
Luke 6:45 NLT
Whatever is in your heart in abundance will flow out of your mouth. Sometimes we have to listen to ourself when we are talking to other people to discover what is really going on.
What is your mouth revealing about your heart today?
I was talking to a woman who felt she was worthless because of the unpleasant things she has experienced in life. Our experiences make us who we are today! Sometimes as women, we fail to realize that the things we have been through as a woman makes the value of our hearts priceless! I have heard it said so many times, "we can be bitter or better." Or as Joyce Meyer says, "We can be pitiful or powerful, but we can't be both!" In the words of former President Bush, "I'm the decider!" You decide. God has a purpose for all those things we have been through.
We are his vessels... Consider the following passage:
"Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying...cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand..." Jeremiah 18:3-6 KJV
If you feel you've had a hard life, don't discount your experiences. Take those negative experiences and make them count for something positive. If you feel you've had a good life, reach out and touch another woman. Let us help each other to see the value that we hold.
If you are a child of God, open your Bible and agree with what He says about you. After all, your snapshot is very valuable and should be treated as such and you are in good Hands! Let Him transform you...
So, what is going to be BITTER OR BETTER; , PITIFUL OR POWERFUL?
I was speaking with a person who said they really wanted to change. When I asked them, "What is stopping you?" It seemed like a million excuses were being made. Blaming others was at the top of the list. As the conversation continued I realized that the person actually wanted everyone else to change so they would feel better and their life be easier. No!
No one can change for you. Change begins with acknowledgement. Change requires accepting responsibility for your behavior and habits. Change doesn't happen overnight, it will take consistency. Change calls for hard work. It's your snapshot. You have two choices. Love it! or Change it! Remember, no one can change it for you!
"The problems in your life will stay there until you look at a snapshot of your life, face the naked truth about yourself and do something about it!"
Linder Hunn, from Snapshots of a Woman's Heart
My name is Linder A. Hunn. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, publisher and author. God is first in my life and all else is secondary. I love helping people.